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Windows 7: MalwareBytes and Avast ?

20 May 2011   #21

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
This is the second post I've seen today about Avast detecting win32:vitro. It is either coincidence or a f/p.

If truly infected with win32:vitro another name is Virut. The only safe recovery is backing up your data, format and reinstall the operating system. See miekiemoes' Blog: Virut and other File infectors - Throwing in the Towel?.
Now I realize it isn't a coincidence as I recognize your post at For Avast Users, Please as identical to the post at another site, posted under the name Stirwpgp.

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20 May 2011   #22
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Would appreciate your advice as to whether I should purchase the $25
version of MalWare Bytes. It's not the $, it's that I don't want another
"protection" software running and installed if it won't likely do me any good.
Hi Robert,

I recommend purchasing it. The benefits include automatic updates and a very handy malicious IP scanner that automatically blocks access to known bad sites.

Avast is well established so I don't think you will have any conflicts between the two. Some folk believe that having two resident malware programes will cause problems, but Malwarebytes seems to interact very well with the major AV programs. I have used both Norton and MSE as resident with a resident Malwarebytes and never had any issues.

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20 May 2011   #23
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

I always scan any results at Virus Total before deciding if it s false positive, or a legit detection (not that I have much opportunity, but it has generally been a FP, and corrected on next update). I actually prefer the Virus Total Uploader . It adds a VT choice to the Send To menu, making a right click on any file to upload much easier.

A Guy
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